High, Wide, and Handsome: The River Journals of Norman D. Nevills

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When he started taking paying passengers by boat through the rapids of the Colorado River's canyons, Norman Nevills invented whitewater tourism and the commercial river business. For twelve years, from 1938 until his death in a plane crash in 1949, he safely took, without a single life lost, friends, explorers, and customers down the Colorado, Green, San Juan, Salmon, and Snake Rivers in boats he designed. National media found him and his adventures irresistible and turned him into the personification of river running. ...

High, Wide, and Handsome: The River Journals of Norman D. Nevills 2005, Utah State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780874216035

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